HRDC - Building a Better Community.
The HRDC is a private non-profit corporation exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). HRDC provides essential services such as affordable housing, case management services, community development, emergency rental assistance, employment assistance, energy assistance and conservation, Gallatin Valley and Headwaters Area Food Bank services, Head Start Program services, home health care, local transportation, community first fund opportunities, resource property management, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The HRDC employs over one hundred people and has an annual operating budget of around $8 million. Funding comes from a variety of grants, contracts, and other income sources including private contributions.
The HRDC recieves a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) from the federal government to support a wide range of need-driven programs of which a small portion supports agency operations. A requirement of CSBG is to engage community discussion on issues facing limited income, disabled, and elderly residents of our community. In order to best identify current issues facing limited income households, a Community Needs Assessment is conducted every five years. That assessment helps the agency determine how to best utilize CSBG dollars to combat the effects of poverty and fulfill our mission.
The strategic plan summarizes what needs the HRDC feels it can effectively address and identifies areas where forming partnerships and collaborations would better serve the target population. HRDC will determine the budget for each set of strategies as funding is made available for specific projects. The highest priority needs will recieve initial funding and attention. All proposed strategies are subject to funding. If funding is lacking, specific strategies may be cut or altered to allow higher priority strategies to be implemented.
HRDC is strictly bound by two forms of project evaluation: internal and external.
Annual internal program evaluations allow HRDC to determine if a program is achieving its predetrmined goals, operating efficiently, and meeting customer needs.
The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) requires each community action agency to report annually on their efforts to combat the effects of poverty within their community. Federally designed performance indicators, or Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) ensure that individual programs meet or exceed expected outcomes.
Our strategic plan and individual program performance plans demonstrate our accountability to the community in investing Community Service Block Grant dollars and other funding sources into our programs and services.